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Payal Kapadia

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Payal Kapadia’s “Wisha Wozzariter” won the Crossword Book Award 2013 for Best Children’s Book and is also on the “101 Indian Children’s Books We Love!” list. She is also the author of “Colonel Hathi Loses His Brigade” and “Puffin Lives: B.R. Ambedkar.”

Payal started her career as a journalist with Outlook Magazine in Mumbai and The Japan Times in Tokyo, after receiving a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, Chicago. But writing books was a childhood dream, and one day, it was not enough to dream of writing any more. With Wisha Wozzariter, the story of a 10-year old girl who wishes she was a writer,

So Payal wrote Wisha Wozzariter. And when Wisha stopped wishing and started writing, she did, too.

Payal’s newest book “Horrid High” is
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Payal Kapadia I deal with writer's block by biting my nails off and pacing up and down. :) Of course, that doesn't help! Then I resort to long walks, long baths,…moreI deal with writer's block by biting my nails off and pacing up and down. :) Of course, that doesn't help! Then I resort to long walks, long baths, long reads of other books. Nothing helps writer's block like creative distance. When you find yourself stuck, it's possibly because you're immersed too deep in your work. It's very, very hard to do, but it helps to walk away from it all, for a little while. In my book 'Wisha Wozzariter,' a fable about the creative adventure of any wannabe writer, she faces a writer's block, too. (less)
Payal Kapadia There are many 'best things' about being a writer. Being able to create your own universe, with its own people, its own rules. Watching that universe…moreThere are many 'best things' about being a writer. Being able to create your own universe, with its own people, its own rules. Watching that universe develop a life of its own, independent of you. Playing with language, exploring how words sound, how they can shift shape and elude you. And being a master of your own time, of course. (less)
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Horrid High (Horrid High, #1)

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Wisha Wozzariter

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Maidless in Mumbai

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Washed Up!

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Horrid High: Back to School

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Untold Tales from The Jungl...

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First of all, I would like to congratulate the author of the book Horrid High , Payal Kapadia, who has done an excellent job. The characters Ferg Gottin, Immy Tate, Phil Fingersmith, Fermina Filch and Bat were the characters who played the roles of the protagonists and Dr. Bloom, Covetus Clutch played the role of antagonists. The story was marvellous and fun to read. Although there are many pro...

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"This book is completely horrid! Loved it. :)

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"“Move over Mallory Towers. Horrid High is here. In her book breathing fresh puffs of air into the musty, neglected world of Indian school story writing, Payal Kapadia is in sparkling form. She has created a tale
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“Wake up the baby,’ I order Aarti. So we sing loudly, clang saucepans and switch on Arnab Goswami. Tara sleeps through it all.”
Payal Kapadia, Maidless in Mumbai

“During visiting hours, Sameer brings flowers that the night nurse (why is she still awake?) dispatches to the bin. ‘Hospital policy,’ she says. Mom brings home-made sweets. The nurse sends the sweets off to keep the flowers company. Hospital policy again. Sameer’s mom, who has flown in from Igatpuri to spend the week with us, brings ghastly advice. ‘Yesterday, you were living for yourself,’ she says, making it sound like I was dancing for money on the tops of bar tables. ‘Now you must live for your daughter.’ There’s no hospital policy about advice. (I checked.)”
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